Category: Motherly Meditations

Reminisce with us as we share the thoughtful insights and words of wisdom from the women who shaped our lives. Connect with us as we share our own personal insights.

On Having Enough

When I hear the saying “Mama’s cleaning house” it reminds me of what my mom, Nelda Grace LaPrarie Adams, used to say when she’d had enough: “No more Mr. Nice Mom!”

On Relaxing into Things

Waking up in the middle of the night to a feeling of calm and deep peace. It reminds me of a scripture that my granny embodied, the one about being given a peace that “surpasses all understanding.” I know she had hard times, but she stopped resisting at some point and just relaxed into everything.…

On Stepping Out, The Water’s Fine!

Step on out!Perhaps the dark force that always slapped your hand every time you tried to step into your authenticity is no longer there. The voice that told you, “That’s just the way things are. That’s just how the world operates.” It was just an illusion after all. Step out again. The water’s fine. Written…

On The Tie That Binds

To try to keep something only for ourselves is not truly loving it. The minute we tell the world, “This thing/person/land is only mine,” we risk a big loss. I get what the saying means if you truly love someone or something, you will let it go…really, you just won’t try to keep it for…

On Purpose

“It is a great thing to believe that your life is in the hands of God and that He is working out his purpose through you. It is a greater thing to give your life over to that purpose.” —  Mary Irmarie Wright Scott

On Patience

Our mother, Nelda, shared her thoughts on patience through this handwritten note found in her bible: “Patience – The ability to dwell gladly in the present moment when you have a reason to desire to depart from it” — Nelda Adams I cherish being able to stumble across her motherly wisdom even today!

On Showing Mercy

“But love your enemies, and do good, and lend, expecting nothing in return; and your reward will be great, and you will be sons of the Most High; for He Himself is kind to ungrateful and evil men. Be merciful, just as your Father is merciful.” — Luke 6:35-36 (NASB) I was glancing through my…

On the Importance of Remembering

I think these words by my dear sister, Jennifer, rings so true as we reflect on the anniversary of 9/11. People can be taught, manipulated, and intimidated into forgetting, but they can’t be forced to, if they choose not to do so. No one, and no act, can destroy the love that people shared in a particular…

On Expressing Delight

After watching a good television show, our granny, Dee, used to express delight by saying “Shoo” while she clapped her hands and threw her right arm and leg in the air.